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Overdose? I don't think so. 
 
Aug. 18, 2012 11:23 am 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2012 1:02 pm
I would have expected that after 9 1/2 weeks in Mexico, that I would have been dying to eat anything but Mexican food. However when I arrived at home I discovered that I craved salsa verde with all of my meals, when I had previously chastised my father for drowning all of his food in it and I couldn't understand how he could want all of his food to taste the same. I also started to prepare quesadillas for my breakfast, a dish I had previously reserved for lunch or dinner. Since in Mexico lunch is the heaviest meal of the day, I suddenly found myself famished at lunchtime and not at all hungry around dinnertime. 

I decided to head over to my local Mexican grocery store, about 10 minutes away, to stock up on some ingredients in order to smooth my transition back into my American eating habits. I found all of the ingredients for salsa verde, conchas, which are a spongy breakfast pastry topped with sugar (although they were mass produced, they totally satisfied my craving), chile piquin, which is a mix of dried chiles and salt used to season everything from soups to corn on the cob, and Jarritos, a Mexican soda that comes in flavors such as tamarind. I then stopped by the tortilla bakery a few blocks away to stock up on the most basic Mexican food. 

At a street fair a few nights ago with a million food options, I gravitated towards the two Mexican restaurants that had set up stands. One had tacos al pastor, with pineapple garnish and everything, but the meat was not crispy enough and a little greasy. The other had tostadas de puerco con mole rojo, which were delicious! They totally satisfied my craving, with juicy pulled pork and a sweet, yet complex, red mole sauce.  

I have a feeling that when I start school again in two weeks that all of my new Mexican habits will be eroded rather quickly, due to the general lack of effort that I put into meals when I am so busy. But I will definitely keep you guys updated on how that transition goes. 
Mexican Breakfast Pastries
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Salsa Verde
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Tostada de puerco con mole rojo
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Aug. 18, 2012 1:02 pm
the Mexican Breakfast Pastries, look good to me, and I normally don't eat things like that.
 
 
 
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When I was younger I would always help my mom make fresh tortillas before dinner. I remember sitting on the counter next to the tortilla press, and rolling little spheres of dough between my palms. I felt so strong and grown up once I could actually hold down the press with enough force to make a proper tortilla.
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A few months ago I prepared a molten chocolate cake under the tutelage of a world-renowned chef. I was terrified of messing up, so I asked him a million questions and double-checked everything. However it turned out delicious, and he was so happy with the results that he gave me his secret recipe as a present afterwards!
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It took me a very long time to figure out how to scramble and fry eggs. Before that all of my attempts yielded either very under- or over-cooked eggs that were pretty gross.
 
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